Cristina teaches as an Assistant Professor in the English Department at UVA. Her courses span nineteenth-century literature, gothic fiction, history and theory of the novel, and gender and sexuality studies. Cristina’s scholarship on Victorian literature and culture has appeared in ELH, Modern Philology, and Victorian Studies.
I specialize in the economic and legal history of the Indian Ocean and Islamic world. My book, A Sea of Debt: Law and Economic Life in the Western Indian Ocean, 1780-1950 (Cambridge University Press, 2017) is a legal history of economic life in the Western Indian Ocean, told through the story of the Arab and Indian settlement and commercialization of East Africa during the nineteenth century. It was the recipient of the J.
Derrick P. Alridge, a former middle and high school social studies and history teacher, serves as the Philip J. Gibson Professor of Education and an affiliate faculty member in the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies. An educational and intellectual historian, Alridge’s scholarship examines education in the U.S. with foci in African American education and the civil rights movement. His books include The Educational Thought of W.E.B.
Ricardo Padrón is a Professor of Spanish who studies the literature and culture of the early modern Hispanic world, particularly questions of empire, space, and cartography.